Slow Cooker, Easy Baked Potato Soup


I love this recipe in my slow cooker, especially since there is minimal prep. No bacon to fry, so the slow cooker is the only dish you will get dirty. If you have dry ranch mix on hand, I have really enjoyed this variation!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
7 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
7 hrs 30 mins
4 servings


  • 10 red potatoes, cut into cubes

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • ¾ cup real bacon bits

  • 1 small red onion, chopped

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules

  • 1 tablespoon ranch dressing mix

  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley

  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 3 cups water

  • 1 cup half-and-half

  • ½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese, or to taste

  • ¼ cup chopped green onion, or to taste


  1. Put potatoes in the bottom of your slow cooker crock. Scatter flour over the potatoes; toss to coat.

  2. Scatter bacon bits, red onion, garlic, chicken bouillon, ranch dressing mix, parsley, seasoned salt, and black pepper over the potatoes.

  3. Pour water into the slow cooker.

  4. Cook on Low 7 to 9 hours.

  5. Pour half-and-half into the soup; cook another 15 minutes.

  6. Garnish with Cheddar cheese and green onion to serve.

Cook's Note:

Alternately, you can cook this on High for 4 to 5 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

336 Calories
18g Fat
27g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 336
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 10g 48%
Cholesterol 56mg 19%
Sodium 1720mg 75%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 12mg 59%
Calcium 228mg 18%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 615mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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